The Other Man
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After many years of marriage a man's wife dies. Shortly afterwards, a letter arrives for her from another man. Obsessed with finding out the truth, the husband writes back, impersonating his dead wife. Soon he discovers a love which he cannot understand.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Neeson, in particular, has to rumble through the movie behaving in a way consistent with the ending and comes off as far over the top in the process."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Before long, the characters, which director Richard Eyre adapted from a Bernhard Schlink short story, cease to be people and start to become devices."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A manipulative bore of a film. Liam Neeson is better than this and so are you."
‑ Alex Lindsey Jones, Moviedex
"Its plotting leans more toward silly, soap opera-ish machinations, and while Banderas is as charming as ever, there are a couple of crucial bits of miscasting."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A skewed psychological thriller revolving around the many forms of betrayal."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"The result is B-grade cheese. The only genuine mystery, for me, is why such a fine cast signed on for such a witless movie."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Despite the gimlet eye of Richard Eyre, former director of England's Royal National Theatre, and the top-echelon talents of an impressive cast, a dreary, disabled disaster called The Other Man drops dead at the starting gate."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A good character study lost in the haze of bad thriller gimmickry."
‑ David Cornelius,
"A turgid tale of adultery among the rich and boring."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A contrived, poorly crafted, sophomoric and bland thriller that can't even be saved by its stellar cast."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Everyone seems as if they're going through the motions."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"Despite the cast, which is very good, you never feel like they're really taking on a life of their own."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"Strangely inhospitable, perhaps better appreciated three margaritas into a Sunday afternoon Lifetime film festival than a critical Friday night rental."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"It was directed by British theater director Richard Eyre, who knows how to line up the shots but not how to make us feel the compulsive hunger that drives Peter to the brink of a very tidy, stiff-upper-lip breakdown."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Stagy to a fault, and painfully uneventful, "The Other Man" suffocates from the pitiable writing at hand."
‑ Cole Smithey,
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